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'We're ready to create something unforgettable': Liam Neeson video launches World Cup bid

Decision on World Cup hosts due in November 2017.

IRELAND’S BID TO host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was formally launched this morning, with actor Liam Neeson narrating a short video to showcase Ireland’s candidacy.

The announcement kickstarts a year-long process which will see Ireland compete against South Africa and France for the tournament, with a decision due in November 2017.

A winning bid would be worth in the region of €800 million to the Irish economy, according to projections.

“Imagine a tournament the envy of the world, a festival of rugby,” Neeson says. “More than participation. Celebration. A world of memories for the world to share.

“We’re ready to create something unforgettable.”

Source: Irish Rugby TV/YouTube

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